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Insider Story: Doing it the Wright way

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Insider Story: Doing it the Wright way


Evan Wright is looking for a better way to do things. When he was fresh out of college, he wrote and published a book of consumer advice. “It talked about the best way to buy things you might be looking for,” Evan says. One of his biggest tips: “Always be aware of seasonality. Buy your clothes at the right time, buy your TV around the Super Bowl. And never pay full price for anything. There’s no reason to ever buy something for full price—you can always find a coupon or a sale or something like that.”

 

More recently, he’s gotten into selling things on eBay. It started with things his parents no longer needed when they moved out of their house—collectibles, electronics—but soon Evan built up his own inventory. Again, he thought about the best approach, settling on small things like videogames and movies that he could ship cheaply—this, he says, was the key. (His day job in digital marking—including a previous stint at Google—has also helped burnish his selling skills.)

 

On a more personal level, one of Evan’s recent thoughtfully-planned transactions came recently when he and his wife, Candice, bought their second Sleep Number bed, as a way to make their lives easier after their first child is born this autumn. The new bed will go in the nursery, offering a welcome, familiar place to crash—when the baby allows it—without going too far from their child. Even now, as they wait for the baby to arrive, their primary bed has helped them get the rest they need. “We just went from renting a house to buying a house to getting ready to have a baby, so there’s been a lot of housework,” Evan says, and Candace has appreciated the bed’s adjustability throughout her pregnancy.

 

If you could sleep anywhere in the world, where would it be? I think it would be pretty cool to sleep in the White House. I’m sure that if those walls could talk, you could hear a lot of interesting things.

 

What’s your Sleep Number setting? Evan’s is 40. Candice is usually around 25 but has gone up to around 90 during pregnancy.

 

 

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